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Dillenia.]                           FLORA INDICA.                                      69
HAB. In Zeylania, TAunberg.
JrBor. Folia iutegcrrima vel a mcdio ad apieem obscure serrulata, subspitha-
msca, palmam lata. PetioH villosi, pollicares, canaliculati. Sepata oblonga* Pe-
tala obovata, 1^-pollicaria (ex icone Thunberg.).
\Vc ha re not seen anything like this from Ceylon; in general character it ap-
proaches very closely to W. ollonga,, Wall., but that belongs to the first section.
Sepala et petala 5. Mlamenta filiformia, pluriserialia; antJiera li-
neares, exteriores erectaj iutrors®, interiores recurvse extrorsaj. Carpella
5-20, indehiscentia, cuui . axi central! in pseudo-baccam calyce per-
sistente involatam cohacreutia. Seniina in pulpa gelatinosa nidulantia,
exariUata.—Arbores, foliis p&rminerviis, sape maximis, floribus conspi-
culs, albis vel Jlavis.
The species of this genus .are all Indian, and inhabit the dense tropical forests
among the mountains. One species skirts the base of the Himalaya to 28° N. lot.
Most of them flower before the expansion of the leaves, "which are generally of great
size, and vary agootl deal in shape. On this accouut'the species are vciy difficult of
discrimination, and it is possible that we may have reduced their number too much.
We believe, however, tliat it is much more advantageous to science to limit our lists
to the species which are well known than to establish new species on insufficient
grouuds; and we must leave to botanists in India who may have an opportunity of
observing these trees in their native forests or in cultivation, the task of ascertaining
the degree of variation to which they arc subject, especially in size and shape of
leaves, and in the length of the petiole.
Sect. 1. EUDILLENIA.—Flows albi.   S&nina margine pilosa.
1. D. speciosa (Thunb. Linn. Tr. i. 200); foliis petiolatis ob-
longis vel lanceolatis acutis argute serratis, floribus cosetaneis solitariis
maximis, carpellis viginti polyspermis.—Sm* Exot. Bat. t. %, 3; DC.
Prod. i. 76; Ham. in Linn. Tr. xv. 99; Roxb. M. Ind. ii. 650; Wall.
Cat-. 943. exd. Of W. at AJ Prod. i. 5 ; WigU! Ic. t. 823. D. ellip-
tica, Thunb'. Linn. Tr. \. 200 ; JJC. Prod. i. 76. D. ludica, L. 8p. 745.
Syalita, Meed. Hal. iii. t. 38, 39.
HAB. In sylvis dcnsis in rcgionibus montosis: Zeyiauia! Malabar,
It/teed:, Wlp/it/*Qonc&n, Graham; Orissa, Roxb.; Behar, M'Cklland!
secus basin Ilimalayaj a Nipalia, Wall. / ad Assam! in Silket 1 Cbitta-
^ong! Ava! et per totam peiiiusulain Malayanam, Griffith!—(PL Jun,
Jxil.) (t?. t?.)
DlSTttiB. Per totam Indiam tropicam.
Arbor mediocris, late comosa. Folia oblonga vel lanccolato-oblongo (arborum
juniorum basin versus longc angustata), acuta vel abruptc acuminata, 8-10 poll, lotiga,
^-4 lata, potiolo 1-2-polI, superne glalra, subtns ad ncrvos emu petiolis subpilosa.
Flares dianictro 9-pollicares (Roxb.). Sepala fere rotuudata, crassissima, glabra.
Petala late obovuta. Antfora Hueares, cxtcriorcs ercutui, interiores flava,, Rentes,
Fructtts calyce aucto jinclusus, deprcssc siibglobosus, dium. 3-poll, locufls carnosis circa
axin crassuni carnosum dense verticillatis, ibique inter se ut cum placenta 8|xmgipsa
partim cohterentibus, cii'tt^'m libtris; scminibus iu axi numcrosia comprcssis margine
pilis aiuiulicibus inarlicnlatis v'mtiis, testa crassir granulate.